Microsoft today outlined more details regarding the improvements coming to SkyDrive in Windows 8.1, including placeholder files, offline access, and file picker integration. - The Next Web
Sounds like a great update to Microsoft’s cloud solution.
Apple currently only provides the offline access part within iCloud. I would love to have placeholder files. Apple offer file picker integration either with the iCloud save pane, or with Maverick’s tags, but currently offer no solution for iCloud storage space bigger than a Macs’s (or iOS device’s) internal space. Placeholder files like SkyDrive now offers would solve this issue.
But I have to say, it looks good on paper, but,god is in the details, so let’s see how Microsoft implements it.